September 19, 2011
Haiga 657 Kohji Yasui haiku1
Haiku by Kohji Yasui (Japan). Artwork by myself.
This haiku reminds me of Basho's:
Beneath this same roof
prostitutes were sleeping too -
clover and the moon
Yasui san usually writes more stoic haiku like:
a revered spring sky,
just my palm
Yasui san lives in north-eastern region of Japan, where the recent disaster caused enormous damages. I am not sure exactly where he lves and if his life was affected by it. All I know is that he lives somewhere in the countryside like a hermit, never minding socializing with other haiku poets. His haiku book won a prize and through it, I came to know his haiku.